OT: The Americans (TV show)

Submitted by BeatOSU52 on May 25th, 2016 at 8:10 PM

Sounds like there's a lot of fans here of this show from previous threads involving shows, and I thought I'd start a thread about tonight's episode. only 3 episodes left this season, with s4e11 being tonight at 10pm on FX.

 

*Spoiler warnings for those not caught up.

 

General thoughts:

-Season 4 has been excellentespite the last couple episodes being a little slower, but I expect that to change tonight. I am curious what exactly is going to become of Paige by the end of the season. I feel like she has to go all-in with her parents or all-out

-Will they ever show if poor Martha is alright these days?

-Speaking a poor Martha, what about poor Don

-Agent Gaad....Ted Beneke anyone?

 

Preview below. Sounds like Pastor Tim finally meets Stan (nnnn)

Comments

MikeCohodes

May 25th, 2016 at 8:17 PM ^

F/X announced today they renewed this awesome show for seasons 5 & 6, with 13 & 10 episodes each. Season 6 will be the final season. So at least they'll be able to wrap up the story.

mlGOBLUE

May 25th, 2016 at 8:24 PM ^

Surprised to see other people watch this. I love this show- but it seems like nobody I talk to has even heard of it. Well worth the time- especially for those of us that grew up during the Cold War.

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Marley Nowell

May 25th, 2016 at 8:34 PM ^

The real tension and drama they create with superb acting is incredible. Poor Paige is so caught up between everyone that even her meeting with fellow teenager Mathew might lead to more complications instead of an outlet.

San Diego Mick

May 25th, 2016 at 9:25 PM ^

This is exactly what I thought after last week's episode. I feel like they might get a love connection going and that always makes you vulnerable.

I think part of the reason some people might not watch it is because they probably don't want to have to root for the "bad guys" (Soviets) and I must say that even though I have started to care about the family i root against them and hope they get caught or turn against their mother country but I realize that would pretty much end the show.

Although, turning against their mother country can make for some interesting plot lines and continued seasons.

UNCWolverine

May 25th, 2016 at 8:36 PM ^

I don't watch GoT so I never click on those threads. I also used to never watch dramas like The Americans. But I'm glad I started watching it when it first started, as opposed to not staring Breaking Bad until halfway through season 2. It truly seems to gain momentum every year and get better and better. 

And great Ted Beneke reference. I know exactly what you're thinking couldn't agree more. Well done.

JClay

May 25th, 2016 at 8:49 PM ^

Love the show. Criminally underwatched and under-represented in awards nominations. Perhaps the best discourse on families currently on TV.

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LSAClassOf2000

May 25th, 2016 at 9:13 PM ^

I've been bringing myself up to speed on this one, and I am enjoying it thoroughly. I actually have the same issue as a poster above now - I keep trying to talk about it to people at work and no one seems to have heard about it, much less watched it. The more I see, the more I don't understand why it hasn't been more popular. 

gmoney41

May 26th, 2016 at 11:07 AM ^

I don't really look at TV and worry about Emmy's and awards.  It's just a popularity contest.  I mean Game of Thrones won a ton of awards for season 5, and that was the worst season of the show.   The Emmy's are always a few years late on awarding good shows.  Breaking Bad didn't win anything until later in the show.  Hannibal should have been nominated for cinemetography, along with best show, but I don't think it ever sniffed much of a nom.

SwitchbladeSam

May 25th, 2016 at 8:59 PM ^

Thanks for the spoiler warning! I was curious so I clicked on the thread. I'm currently on season 2 but I'm liking the show so far. I'd be further along if my wife could stay up past a toddlers bedtime. With season 2 of Bloodline being released Friday, I'll have to put Americans on hold for a couple weeks

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The Mad Hatter

May 25th, 2016 at 9:04 PM ^

But I haven't gotten around to it. I got bored with bloodline a few episodes in so maybe I'll give this one a go once GoT is over.

Also, Amazon needs to hurry the fuck up and make more episodes of The Man in the High Castle. That show is TV crack for me.

MikeCohodes

May 25th, 2016 at 9:19 PM ^

What's the mission they are trying to accomplish with the Korean guy? If they explained why they are after him I missed it. Can someone explain?

I Want To Believe

May 25th, 2016 at 9:41 PM ^

I absolutely love the show. The first season was my favorite, but seasons 2, 3, and 4 did not disappoint. I too think something huge is coming at the end of this season. My guess is that Stan Beaman stumbles upon something that begins to point him in the direction of the Jennings family.

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Smidgens

May 25th, 2016 at 9:53 PM ^

I tried getting into this show, I watched the first two episodes. But as someone who was born in the former USSR and whose parents had to grow up under the terror of the Soviet regime, I just could not bring myself to stick with it. Too personal.

Hotel Putingrad

May 25th, 2016 at 10:32 PM ^

I wait until the wife and kids have gone to bed then watch in the dark on the DVR. Highlight of my week and perfect cap to hump days. Finding out they're being renewed for two more seasons sure gives the writers a lot of flexibility....a few random thoughts...Frank Langella is perfectly cast, Noah Emmerich is one of the best character actors working...I think Philip will ultimately defect, with Henry, after something bad happens to Paige. Elizabeth is more of a true believer and will either return to Russia or get caught...the pacing and direction are superb, and the ability to get all the details of the era in the set pieces right is incredible (IIRC, something like 100 million people watched The Day After when it first aired. it was an EVENT)....The soundtrack is impeccable: my favorite moment being when Yaz played as Stan searched the diner bathroom for evidence...Favorite character is Burov, and the deaths of Nina and Gaad were gut punches....God, I love this show...best thing on television in years (though I'm a bit biased as a dyed in the wool Russophile).

I Bleed Maize N Blue

May 26th, 2016 at 3:19 PM ^

I know she's the enemy, but damn, Elizabeth is badass. She went all mama bear and protected her kid from those pervs.

The guy just had to go and pull a knife and blow her cover of not hurting people. Can't wait to see how they deal with the dynamic between her & Paige, for whom there's a whole new level of freaking out.

gmoney41

May 26th, 2016 at 10:00 AM ^

I have been hearing great things about this show, and plan to watch it on Amazon Prime as soon as Game of Thrones and the final season of Person of Interest which has been a powerhouse show, and the only network on show that is comparable to the premium channels.  I hear great things about the Americans, and was a big fan of Fargo season 1 and loved season 2 even more.  Archer is good too on FX, I am more of a South Park fan, but discovered a really awesome cartoon in Rick and Morty.  Anyone watch that?

JMac

May 26th, 2016 at 10:03 AM ^

I actually love seeing all the props from the 80's.  All the cars and decour really brings me back to my chilhood.  Sometimes I think too much 70's with some of the clothes.  Anyways, they did a great job of paying attention to details.  That just complements the great acting.